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#1 2013-02-06 22:03:37

acvar
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Latest install media not working

The 2013.02.01 install media keeps spitting out errors that it can't find libreadline.so.6 despite it being right there in /usr/lib.  pacstrap succeeds with tons of errors.  arch-chroot just fails.

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#2 2013-02-07 00:16:41

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Re: Latest install media not working

Works fine for me. What exactly are you trying to do to when you get the errors?


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#3 2013-02-07 00:31:42

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Re: Latest install media not working

I am a bit confused by the question.  I am just following the install guide.  When I input pacstrap /mnt base base-devel it "installs" the packages, but gives a stream of errors.  When I input arch-chroot /mnt it gives an error and does not chroot.

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#4 2013-02-07 00:32:48

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Re: Latest install media not working

What errors?

Are you following the Beginners' Guide? If not, try that.

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#5 2013-02-07 00:51:40

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Re: Latest install media not working

It is unable to load shared library libreadline.so.6.  I am not reading the beginners guid because I have installed arch linux more then a dozen times.  Heck I have done LFS in the past.  This is not rocket science.  Create partions: check.  Mount partitions: check.  Run pacstrap: foobar!  I type a command and it can't find the library needed to run the command.

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#6 2013-02-07 01:08:16

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Re: Latest install media not working

If you have that much experience, you will obviously know that you cannot expect to get much useful help unless you ask better questions. Since you are not asking better questions, I can only assume that you don't expect to get much useful help.

It doesn't work for you; it works for others. It finds the library on others' systems; it does not on yours. That is the sum total of what you've told us.

You should go back to the Beginners' Guide if it is not working to check you have not over looked something. Experience is not the same as infallibility.


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#7 2013-02-07 01:24:26

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Re: Latest install media not working

Verify the checksum on the installation media before you burn it, and verify the media as part of the burning process.


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#8 2013-06-23 16:17:07

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Re: Latest install media not working

Hi Guys,

i had exactly the same problem with ARCH_2013.06. I burned the ISO to a CD and installed several times with this CD to test arch (It's the first time for me with this cool OS), so i was sure that the media MUST work. Then i tried a new installation on my own server which crashed with message "shared library not found: libreadline.so.6" every time :-(

And now listen what solved the issue because this is really strange:
I had a special partition created for var directory which was of type reiserfs (i read that reiserfs is cool for var, anyway). As long as this partition was mounted under /mnt/var to pacstrap script crashed every time. After i unmounted the partition i was able to run pacstrap successful.

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#9 2013-06-23 23:08:24

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Re: Latest install media not working

Unfortunately, that "solution" is going to cause you major headaches because you will not have a database for pacman so none of the files you installed will be tracked by pacman. One option would be to just forget using a separate /var partition and adjust fstab appropriately. But otherwise you need to find a different way. I'm not sure but maybe you could copy the files over from /mnt/var to somewhere else, then delete everything in /mnt/var/*, then mount the partition, copy the files back and then do arch-chroot to continue the installation. However, I don't know if that would work or not.


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#10 2013-06-24 16:58:17

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Re: Latest install media not working

I guess this is not correct, if you create a partition 'var', and you umount it, it will than be created by pacstrap as a dir on the '/' partition!


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#11 2013-06-24 21:24:15

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Re: Latest install media not working

Right but if you maintain the separate /var then pacman will have no database once you boot into the new system because that partition will be mounted over the contents of the directory. The database will be there but it will not be available to pacman. That's why abandoning the use of the separate /var partition altogether is a reasonable solution because in that case you'll just have the directory and the database will be available to pacman. The problem will occur if you have that partition unmounted when installing but then still mount it in the new system.


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#12 2013-06-24 22:03:15

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Re: Latest install media not working

Yeah, right;) if you mount it again after pacstrap base, or in the new system, your in for trouble!
Every Archer knows you shouldn't do that...,no?:(
I do agree with you abandoning the partition in this case, is a good idea.
Although, I like a partition for 'var', and still have one!, and don't wanna miss it.


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#13 2013-06-24 22:06:40

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Re: Latest install media not working

If pacstrap isn't working in this case, file a bug report?

As a workaround, using 'pacman -r <root/path>' for installation could be an option.

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#14 2013-06-24 22:43:11

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Re: Latest install media not working

No, really that is not the issue, the setup is instaling just fine, and I think I know where 'both' OP's went wrong.
After you made the file system reiserfs you should reboot.


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